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Business owners keep tabs on employees online (access required)

By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — The Internet is a tempting distraction for many employees, so it’s no wonder a growing number of companies are concerned about employees wasting time and resources surfing online. A recent study by America Online and Salary.com ...

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Five Ventures starts application, mentoring process (access required)

By Austin Light CHARLOTTE — Applications for the 2010 Five Ventures competition at the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte Research Institute are now available for entrepreneurs at FiveVentures.com. The deadline for applications is Feb. 16, 2010, and there’s good reason ...

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Test of time: Charlotte’s longest surviving companies on making it work for decades at a time (access required)

By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — Charlotte’s retail industry dates back to 1771, when Jeremiah McCafferty opened the city’s first store. According to “Hornet’s Nest: The Story of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County,” McCafferty carried such staples as whiskey, salt, molasses, cheese ...

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